Noble contract extended to 2021

Mark Noble will remain with West Ham until 2021 after taking up an option to extend his contract with the Premier League club.

Mark Noble expressed his happiness at extending his West Ham contract.   -  Getty Images

Mark Noble has extended his contract until 2021 with West Ham United. 

Noble and the club have activated an option in his deal to further his stay with the Hammers, with whom he has spent his entire career. 

The 31-year-old joined the club's academy in 2000 and has made 446 competitive appearances for the club since turning pro in 2004.

Speaking to West Ham's official website, Noble said: "It was an option in my contract that I signed a few years ago now, and it's an extra year, which is fantastic for me and my family.

"I've been at this club all my life - I've always said I wanted to be at this club and I think we're moving in the right direction, so it was the right time to do it."

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Indicating that he would like to stay with the club in a coaching capacity when his playing career finishes, Noble added: "I hope that the club keeps moving in the right way, and hopefully I can be a part of that.
 
"To be honest, I haven't done my coaching badges. Football is so intense now that when it gets to the summer, I like to spend it with my kids and the wife. I'd love to be involved somewhere though. 
 
"I think there's no better person than me at this club to know the morals and ensure the foundations are kept with the young players and staff members."
 

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